A 58-year-old man was arrested on Sunday for allegedly raping two minor girls in Andhra Pradesh's Chittoor district. The accused was identified as C Subba Naidu. The victims were aged 5 and 7.
An FIR under relevant sections of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) and Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act has been registered.
According to the complaint, the accused, a resident of Charlapalli village committed the crime on May 11 when he took the girls to the village Panchayat office building and raped them there. The parents, after coming to know about the crime, lodged the complaint on May 12 following which he was arrested the next day.
The shocking incident comes just a day after a Telugu Desam Party (TDP) worker was arrested for allegedly raping 14-year-old repeatedly for four months and impregnating her in Guntur district. Earlier this month a nine-year-old girl was allegedly raped in Dacehpalli village in Guntur district, triggering massive protests across the state.
Condemning the incident, TDP chief and Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu had said that his government would be tough in dealing with such criminals.